The city has left Rockaway Ferry service dead in the water.
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Since it was first reported by The Queens Courier on June 19 that only 29 beaches were open for swimming, another 19 were added to the open list.
As of June 19, only 29 of the more than 100 beaches in the Rocakaways are open to swimming because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy coupled with a dearth of lifeguards, the Parks Department said.
A local summer festival is getting ready to officially rock the beach for the first time.
The Channel View High School team defeated the Bronx Science Wolverines at Yankee Stadium to win its first-ever city title.
Queens faces competition within the New York metropolitan area for potentially $70 billion plus needed to fund major capital improvements. Millions to billions more could be necessary by the time any project is completed and the true final costs are accounted for. Everyone has their own priority wish list which in many cases conflicts with [...]
The long, dragged-out process of filling out applications and following up with Build It Back may finally get a little easier.
In 2012, Manhattan Borough President and future 2013 Democratic Party primary NYC comptroller candidate Scott Stringer called for construction of a new “Triboro X” subway line. This would connect Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. It made a great sound bite at the time and got Stringer some free publicity. But you have to ask two [...]
Queens-bound service to temporarily shut down at two Ozone Park subway stops for station improvements
A $39 million project to revamp five Queens stations along the A line will shut down service at two Ozone Park stops for three months, the MTA said.
The season of celebrations of community leaders is in full swing and I had the privilege of a “front row” seat at many this past week. It began with the mayor coming to the Queens Museum, where I serve on the board that is led by Peter Meyer, to announce that our executive director Tom Finkelpearl has been appointed Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, an [...]